Tar Man

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Tar Man
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)
Related species
Tar Fish

Tar Man is a large tar-like enemy in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. It appears only in volcanic areas such as Grim Volcano and Ancient Foundry, and emerges from magma and ceilings. It attacks by firing out Black Fairies that form into an attack flying toward Donkey Kong. If it hits him, he loses beats (a heart in the New Play Control! version). Its attack can be repelled by using the Sound Wave Attack to damage Tar Man; repeating this three to five times in a row will defeat it. Once Tar Man is defeated, eight bananas will be received.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タールマン[1]


  1. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Shogakukan book, page 172